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Nigel & Buddy at Westward Ho!
24/08/07
Our dedicated hosts for the weekend.

Diary summary statistics

By Board
By Sail
By Board/sail
VenuesBoard sizeTotal
085100102106124130150
Weymouth    1 1 2
North Devon5 11    7
Datchet Reservoir, Windsor   14 218
Poole 2 51032 22
Christchurch 1  2   3
Lepe & Calshot    1   1
Borth1       1
Total63171835144

Each cell shows number of sessions, click on a cell for more details.

Poole on 10/08/18

Rating:4 star rating
Board:102 litres
Sail:5.2

Just about managed to hang on to my 5.2, some really big gusts came through along with some rain, but most of the time it was warm & sunny, dropped down to my 90 litre towards the end for a bit more control, very enjoyable sail.

Poole on 28/07/18

Rating:4 star rating
Board:102 litres
Sail:5.2

Warm strong wind made a very enjoyable sail, started off nicely powered up then it just kept building to being well over powered, by which time there was nothing left in the tank, so packed up with a big smile.

Poole on 17/07/18

Rating:3 star rating
Board:106 litres
Sail:7.0

Had to wait until lunch time before the wind kicked in, bang on time as usual , I started off on my 130 then changed to my 106, nicely powered up on my 7.0m, the warmest I have been sailing for a long time only a shorty wetsuit required, and the wind stayed up for us at last! All made more enjoyable sailing with Mark & Paul C.

Borth on 23/06/18

Campsite
Rating:4 star rating
Board:0 litres
Sail:0.0

The site is situated twenty yds from the sea, twenty yds the other way are the dunes where we had our evening BBQ/ fire. Two to three miles of flat golden sand and an estuary at the end of it , kit was left semi rigged by the vans all week and for just 7-50 per night, what a find .
A week of sunny and breezy conditions but we needed some real wind and that was more elusive, this was not helped by the inaccurate weather forecast we got each day. Mark managed to get out a couple off times on his windsurfing board, Goerge went surfing, Paul went out kayaking in the surf, I decided to make full use of the beach getting to grips with my new toy the blokart. I still managed to flip it over each day ! Luckily you are seatbelted in, and we all did some speedsailing . Unfortunately Chris M van broke down about 7 miles away so he was a bit grounded . We picked him up and the guy running the site hired him a camper for 10 per night, and his son is going to replace the engine for Chris, what a service !
Inbetween the beach activities Mark and Paul did some interesting cycle trails, while Jan , myself and the others visited some of the many nature reserves, one with an Osprey nest in monitored by cameras and put up on large screens for the public to see , with use of binoculars and telescopes as well to view. There are only five breeding pairs in Wales . Another visit to a park where walks and mountain cycle trails are, is also a Kite feeding station, at 3pm each day food is put out and about 200 Kites turn up. This is nothing short of spectacular .
With not enough time to do everything we intended, this is a place we will be coming back to .All in a great week away .

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Added by johng on 28/06/18

Sounds like a great spot. A bit more wind, and it would have been classic!

Weymouth on 11/05/18

Rating:2 star rating
Board:106 litres
Sail:6.0

Surprised to see someone on the water so early just gone 8am my eyes were open but I was not necessarily awake, but it was blowing then, by the time we got on the water a little later the wind was dying off so ended up playing about underpowered .

Poole on 01/05/18

Rating:3 star rating
Board:106 litres
Sail:6.0

Met up with beach addict for a sail at Poole but the wind did not pick up till lunch time when he had to leave, nice to catch up for a chat.. The wind didn't settle down in the afternoon with some pretty big gusts & some pretty big holes, while it was blowing it was real good fun, dispite being a bit nippy, but hey the sun was shining.

North Devon on 26/04/18

Rating:3 star rating
Board:102 litres
Sail:7.0

With the wind forecast looking good for a few days of westerly's myself and the usual suspects headed to North Devon Westward Ho, Thursday looked most suitable a steady 20mph wind. As the tide was out in the morning we decided to go out on speedsails & my new toy a blokart, I rigged my 3m and it was blistering fast over the flat sand & turns on a dime, absolutely great fun. I came in and rigged my windsurfing equipment ready for the afternoon session, unfortunately after a few runs the wind died & it was short lived.

Weymouth on 18/04/18

Rating:3 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:7.5

Got a message from Mark & Paul c they would be in Weymouth for a few days so decided to meet up to get the first of the warmish wind, the forecast for Wednesday was light winds kicking in at lunch time & it was bang on, big kit, sunny ,out with your mates, made for a pleasant afternoons fun, blowing away those winter cobwebs.

North Devon on 30/08/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:0 litres
Sail:0.0

The high pressure system & glorious sunshine Shone away any hope's of windsurfing. A good turnout being joined by a number of like minded guests which not only boosted the numbers but made the weekend extremely entertaining , with everyone managing to do there own different activities from surfing, speedsailing, cycling, mountain boarding, fishing, canoeing, site seeing & walking, there was plenty to talk about around the evening BBQ/ fire, of course the traditional pub crawl had to be done as well, all came back with a good suntan , some sleep deprivation & a big grin.

Datchet Reservoir, Windsor on 03/08/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:102 litres
Sail:6.0

Sunny & warm but absolutely horrendous wind conditions , massive gusts followed by big holes, after an hour of that my arms and body were flagging, then it just blew it's socks off and any one on the water with it, unfortunately I ended up on the opposite side of the water to the car park, decided it would be a long walk back, the chop bouncing off the wall was making it pretty hard, until the rescue boat offered me a very welcome lift back. A bit disappointing but I knew I would of been kicking myself if I did not go.

 
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